Applique Quilt Block Series

I have been asked many times if my Outdoor Quilt designs can be sewn on regular fabrics. Those designs are digitized for outdoor fabrics and would not do well on regular fabrics – at least I wouldn’t want mine made on regular fabric with those designs. For that reason I offer this design in a version that does well on regular fabric and  still contains my usual ‘made to last’ method. If you want to make this with outdoor fabrics please visit the Diagonals ODQ page

These designs sew fairly quickly so if you are so inclined to make a bed size quilt this would be fairly quick for an embroidered quilt.

  • Made with the 6x6 design and a 5-inch border, the finished quilt is 58 x 58 inches square.
  • Made with the 5x5 design and a 4-inch border, the finished quilt is 48 x 48 inches square
  • Made with the 4x4 design and a 3-inch border, the finished quilt is 38 x 38 inches square



Diagonal Applique Design


99.80x99.80 mm; 3,037 stitches

3 thread changes; 3 colors


124.40x124.40 mm; 3,794 stitches

3 thread changes; 3 colors


149.90x149.60 mm; 4,590 stitches

3 thread changes; 3 colors

Butterfly Giants

My Diagonals Applique Quilt Block Set


What’s Included

Embroidery design(s) digitized in three hoop sizes

Illustrated instructions for stitching the design (PDF)

    $2.99 US

    Machine formats included: ART, DST, EMD, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, SEW, VIP, VP3 & XXX

    Design sizes are clearly marked. When ordering, be sure to order designs that will fit in your sewing machine hoop.

    As with any software, refunds and exchanges will not be made for designs purchased that are not appropriate for your machine.

If you have Electric Quilt Software Version 5 or 6 Download my EQ project file and  ‘Click Away’ to creating your own Diagonal Layout

EQ5                   EQ6
These files open only with Electric Quilt software

If you are a novice EQ user and need help with the program please join Info EQ and correspond with the EQ folks who wrote the program.





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